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Denomination – 25 Pesos
Country – Mexico
Year – 1986
Mint – Mexico
Head Of State – President Miguel De La Madrid
Obverse – Lettering: Estados Unidos Mexicanos – Proof national Coat of Arms on a mirror-finish background. A golden eagle stands on a cactus, devouring a serpent
Reverse – The reverse features the denomination of 25 Pesos along with a soccer ball within net and the logo for the 1986 World Cup, and below that, the Mexican Mint mint mark. Along the right border is “Copa Mundial De Futbol” (World Cup of Football).Lettering: Copa Mundial De Futbol – Mexico 86 – 1986
Metal – Silver 1/4 oz
Fineness – 92,5%
Condition – Proof
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 26.0 mm
Weight – 8,41 gr
Edge – Smooth
Melt Value – 7.09 USD (as of 28/03/2013)
Value – 15,00 USD (Source NGC Coins)
Krause : KM#519

This 1985 Mexican 25 Peso ¼ oz “World Cup” Proof Silver Coin was part of a series of commemorative coins celebrating Mexico’s hosting of the 1986 World Cup. This coin was also offered as Proof in 1986 individually and as part of a set. This coin contains 1/4 oz of silver and comes with the official 1986 World Cup logo.

There is a massive amount of energy underlying the silver market,and when it is ready to unleash, we will see price/value increases that will stun even the most ardent silverbugs…The real power of this expected move is likely to be released only some time after the price of silver has surpassed the $50/ozt. level. [Let me explain.]

So says Hurbert Moolman (www.hubertmoolman.wordpress.com) in edited excerpts from his original article*.

Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) has edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) the article below for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. The article’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

There are some similarities in the current silver market compared with the 1970s….[as can be seen below when] the silver price chart of January 1978—August 1979 [is compared] to the period from January 2009—present (charts generated at barchart.com). I [have chosen] those timeframes because price broke out of the significant high (for the relevant decade) around those periods. I have drawn a blue line at the level of the relevant significant high.

Note [above] how the run-up to the blue line is visually similar in both cases. After going through the blue line, price rallied significantly until it peaked at point b (in both cases). It then corrected/consolidated forming a flag/pennant type formation.

[Also] note [above] that in the 70s and in the current chart, price corrected to just above the blue line. It does not mean it cannot still move to the blue line, since, to stay valid, it just needs to stay at or above the blue line…Currently, I do not see any evidence that we will still go lower than the $26 level. The comparison suggests that we should now rally towards point d and eventually go higher than point b ($50).

The flag pattern forming currently is significantly bigger (in price movement) relative to that of the 1970s. This is possibly indicating that this fractal pattern is growing significantly, which could mean, going forward, bigger price increases relative to the price increases of the 1970s.

The move from point a to point b, on the bottom chart, was remarkable. It took silver from about $17.50 to about $50, a 185% increase. Compare that to the 1970s move of 33.33% (from about $6 to $8). To me, this signals that silver has changed gears (big-time) relative to the 1970s.

Below is a graphic that compares the gold chart [top] from 2007 to today, to the silver chart [bottom] from 2008 to 2010 in which I have highlighted how similar patterns exist on both charts. On both charts are ascending triangles out of which price broke out to the upside. After the breakout, price increased significantly from where both formed a consolidation pattern.

The ascending triangle for silver (roughly 30 months) is much bigger than that of gold (roughly 19 months) [while] the consolidation patterns for both charts took roughly the same amount of time to form, relative to their ascending triangles (about half the time of the triangles). Based on this comparison, it would seem that silverwas at point 0 on 29 December 2011, and it is now busy making its way toward the blue line and will eventually pass the $50 level, just like the comparison to the 70s chart suggest.

Also, if you compare the price movement for silver after it broke out of the triangle to that of gold’s movement, you will notice that there is a huge difference. Gold moved from about $1000 to $1227 (a 22.7% increase), whereas silver moved from about $21 to about $50 (a 138% increase). This, to me, says that there is a massive amount of energy underlying the silver market, and when it is ready to unleash, we will see price/value increases that will stun even the most ardent silverbugs.

The kind of movement we’ve seen since silver has moved out of the triangle is normally associated with moves at the end of a big move. So, either that move was the end of silver’s big move, or it was just an unusually big beginning of a really big move, which suggests we will have an unusually big end of a big move (still to come). Again, I see no evidence to suggest that anything we’ve seen so far was the end of the silver bull market, so I am expecting the latter (i.e. a very powerful upleg yet to unfold).

The real power of this expected move is likely to be released only some time after price has surpassed the $50 level.

*http://hubertmoolman.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/silver-price-forecast-2012-silver-likely-to-make-explosive-move-at-some-point/

Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2007
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – Closed zoom in to a typical view of the flowers and birds of the park.
Reverse – National emblem of Greece inside an artistic representation of a tree.
Designer – Georgios Stamatopoulos
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Krause – #KM 221
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 5,000
Diameter  –  40,00 mm
Weight – 34,00 gr
Interesting Facts – The river of Arkoudorema passes through the national park in Valia Kalda. The flora is just as impressive, with hundreds of types of trees, herbs, flowers and other plants which can only be found there. The geology and the flora are remnants of the ice age, as are twin lakes Flega at the centre of the park. There are no paved roads in the national park. Visitors can walk at the marked paths, the most famous of which is E6
Approx. Value – 58 Euros http://www.electacollections.com (as of February 2012)
Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2006
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – In the obverse, The National Emblem Of Greece between flowers is depicted. On the top edge ‘Hellenic Republic’ is written in the Greek Alphabet. The face value of the coin is displayed along the lower edge.
Reverse – In Greek mythology, Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the highest-ranking god among the Olympian Gods. He was god of the sky and thunder and his attributes included thunder, the lightning bolt, the septer, and the eagle. Zeus (in Greek Dias) was the ruler of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and the home of the gods. In 1981 UNESCO declared Mount Olympus an “International Biosphere Reserve” and in 1987 it was declared a National Park of Greece. This is the main motif of the reverse of this coin
Designer – Georgios Stamatopoulos
Krause – #KM 219
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 5,000
Diameter  –  40,00 mm
Weight – 34,00 gr
Interesting Facts – In Greek mythology, Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the highest ranking god among the Olympian gods. He was god of the sky and thunder and his attributes included thunder and the lightning bolt, the scepter, and the eagle. Zeus (in Greek Dias) was the ruler of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and the home of the gods. In 1987 the mountain was declared a National Park and in 1981 Unesco declared it an ‘International Biosphere Reserve’
Approx. Value – From 75 to 98 Euros (Taken From 2011 Ebay Auctions)
Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2003
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Simitis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – Logo of the Greek presidency, together with the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗΣ ΕΝΩΣΗΣon the top and “HELLENIC PRESIDENCY OF EU” on the bottom, is depicted
Reverse – National Emblem of Greece, sourrounded by the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ (Greek Democracy) and the face value of €10 is shown.
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 75.000 Proof (50.000 in the Coinset 2003)
Diameter  –  28,25 mm
Weight – 9,75 gr
Interesting Facts – This coin was issued to commemorate the Treaty of Accession (2003), signed in Athens on 16 April 2003, with Greece holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.The Treaty of Accession 2003 was the agreement between the European Union and ten countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary,Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia), concerning these countries’ accesion into the EU . At the same time it changed a number of points which were originally laid down in the Treaty Of NiceThe treaty was signed on 16 April 2003 in Athens, Greece and it entered into force on 1 May 2004, the day of the enlargement of the E.U.

Walking Liberty Coin U.S.A. PCGS MS-69 1oz of Silver

Denomination –  Walking Liberty Half Dollar (0,50 Cents)
Country –  U.S.A.
Year – 2011
Head Of State – President Barack Obama
Mint – San Francisco
Obverse – Lady Liberty walking and holding branches;United States flag over shoulder
Reverse – A bald eagle rising from a mountaintop perch
Metal – 99,93 Silver – 0,07 Copper
Condition – Uncirculated – PCGS Certified and Graded MS-69
Creator – Adolph A. Weinman (Obverse) – John Mercanti (Reverse)
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 950,000 (Proof)
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 40,60 mm
Weight – 31,10 gr
Interesting Facts – The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was introduced in 1916 to replace the Barber Half Dollars series, which concluded in the previous year. The new series was the result of a design contest for a new half dollar. The winner of the contest was Adolph A. Weinman, who was also the winner of a contest to redesign the dime. His new design for the half dollar was extremely popular and has become an iconic representation of America.The obverse design of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar features a full figure of Liberty in a flowing gown with an American flag draped around her shoulders. As the series name suggests, she is walking forward, appearing as facing left on the coin. One arm is outstretched and the other holds a bouquet of olive branches. The sun is rising before her with with inscription “Liberty” widely spaced above and “In God We Trust” behind her.The reverse design of the coin features an eagle facing left, perched on a rock ledge with a twisted branch extending. The eagle’s wings are raised in a stance described as defiant or perhaps ready to take flight. “United States of America” appears above with “E Pluribus Unum” to the left of the eagle and the denomination “Half Dollar” below.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar series contains a number of lower mintage dates which are considered key dates or semi-key dates. The two lowest mintage coins are among the  1921 Walking Liberty Half Dollars. The mintages for the Philadelphia and Denver strikes were 246,000 and 208,000, respectively. Other low mintage issues include the 1916, 1916-S, 1921-S, and 1938-D.

Proof coins were struck for the series only from 1936 to 1942. The mintage for the first proof issue was a mere 3,901 coins, but the figure steadily rose each year until 21,120 proof coins were minted in 1942. After that year, the production of proof coinage was suspended.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar series concluded in 1947, when it was replaced by the Franklin Half Dollar. This design change also completed the transition from depictions of Liberty on circulating American coinage to depictions of historical Americans. The Walking Liberty design was later used on the American Silver Eagle bullion coin series, which began in 1986.

Walking Liberty Halves, “Walkers” as they are frequently called, are heavily collected due to their beauty.  They hold great appeal for traditional collectors as well as non collectors.  Over 485 million of these coins were produced between 1916 and 1947 with many that still exist in MS65 condition or better.  A full set of 65 different date-and-mint combinations can be bought for around $1000 in average circulated condition (AG-VG for earlier years and F to XF for later years) making this series achievable for many collectors.  As always, coins in higher grades and mint state condition will command huge premiums. 

You can also start with what is called the short set with are coins dated from 1941 to 1947 which is 20 coins.  Acquiring these in better grades can be very rewarding. 

One thing to look for in high grades is weakness of strike.  Most dates are weakly struck, particularly on Liberty’s left hand and leg, head and skirt lines and on the eagle’s breast and leg feathers. As you would guess, sharply struck coins typically demand substantial premiums. An effort to improve this issue was attempted by Chief Engraver George T. Morgan in 1918 and again by Assistant Engraver John R. Sinnock in 1937 and 1938. None of the revisions seemed to help though as later issues were still weak in the central parts of the design. Places to check for wear and weakness include Liberty’s head, breast, arms and left leg and the breast, leg and forward wing of the eagle.

Value – 59,95 USD http://silvereagleguide.com/2011-silver-eagle/


Denomination –  30 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1964
Head Of State – Prime Minister Georgios A. Papandreou – King Constantine II of Greece (House of Glucksburg)
Mint – Kongsberg
Obverse – Constantine and Anne Marie of Denmark Kings Of Hellenes – Bust Left – Wedding – Inscription “ΚΩΝCΤΑΝΤΙΝΟC ΑΝΝΑ ΜΑΡΙΑ ΒΑCΙΛΕΙC TΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ”
Reverse – Denomination 30 Δρχ – Two Headed Eagle – Date 1964 – Rosetta Under Crown
Metal – 83,5% Silver – 16,5% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated – PCGS Certified and Graded MS-64
Creator – Vasos Falireas
Catalogue – KM#87
Edge – Lettered – Inscription (ΙCΧΥC ΜΟΥ Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΛΑΟΥ) (My power is the love of the people)
Mintage – 1,000,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 31,00  mm
Weight – 12,00 gr
Interesting Facts – 2 Varieties exist (Kongsberg and Berne Mint) Some of the main differences are: On Berne Mint the Engraver’s initials are below epaulette, the edge lettering is small, the details overall are finer while the hair on Anne Marie forehead are shown lower. On the Kongsberg mint , engraver’s initials ΒΦ are on top of shoulder, the digits 1,6,4 on date are smaller,the letter Δ on Δρχ is thinner and the eagle’s details are not so sharp.
This commemorative coin was also issued by the Bank Of Greece is special commemorative carton blister with the flags of Greece and Denmark and text presented in three languages (English, German and French)  
Krause Value – 12.00$ (BU) (2011 Krause)
Denomination –  1 Dime (0,10 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1935
Head Of State – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mint – Philadelphia (No Mintmark)
Obverse – Image of Liberty wearing a Phrygian Cap, Date 1935, In God We Trust, Designer’s Monogram
Reverse – A Fasces juxtaposed with an olive branch (symbolizing America’s readiness for war, combines with its desire for peace. United States Of America – E Pluribus Unum
Metal – 90% Silver- 10% Copper
Condition – Almost Uncirculated
Creator –Adolph A. Weinmann
Catalogue – KM#140
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 58,830,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 17,90  mm
Weight – 2,50 gr
Interesting Facts – Although most commonly referred to as the “Mercury” dime, the coin does not depict the Greek messenger god. The obverse figure is a depiction of the mythological goddess Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap a classic Western symbol of liberty and freedom, with its wings intended to symbolize freedom of thought. It is considered one of the most beautiful coin designs ever produced. The fasces symbol on the reverse of the coin was adopted by the Italian National Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini.
Of particular interest is the condition of the horizontal bands tying together the bundle on the fasces, on the coin’s reverse. On well-struck examples, separation exists within the two sets of bands (known as Full Split Bands). Coins exhibiting this feature are typically valued higher than those without it
Rare Dates:1916-D; Scarce Dates:1921, 1921-D, 1926-S, 1931-D, 1931-S
Krause Value – 7.15$ (Unc)Melt Value (2,01$ – 03/01/2012)

Denomination –  50 Cents (0,50 Dollars)
Country –  United Stated Of America
Year –  1965
Head Of State – President Lyndon B. Johnson
Mint – 1965-1970 Kennedys were minted in Denver and San Francisco, but…due to the Coin Act of 1965, coins were not mint marked for 3 years, so 1965-1967 Kennedys could have been struck anywhere, although Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco are the most likely candidates.
Obverse – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
Reverse – Eagle holding an olive branch (peace) and arrows (strength). The thirteen stripes represent the 13 colonies. The horizontal bar across the top represents Congress forming one government from many. Fifty stars representing the fifty states encircle the eagle
Metal – 40% silver, 60% copper
Condition – Extremely Fine
Creators – Obverse: Gilroy Roberts, Reverse: Franc Gasparro
Catalogue – KM#202a
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 65,879,366
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 30.60 mm 
Weight – 11.50 gr
Interesting Facts – Kennedy halves are interesting enough, but with 40-90% silver content (1970 and earlier with some outliers), silver collectors keep their eye out for them too.With the price of silver going up in 2009, it’s no wonder they’re so popular with silver collectors, with a silver weight of .1479 to .36169 ounces of silver per coin.
Krause Value – 3,40 $ (MS-60)